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George protests spill over into schools

Residents went on a rampage earlier this week after illegally erected shackes were demolished.

Picture: Pixabay.

CAPE TOWN - Violent protests in the Thembalethu community in George have spilled over into some local schools.

Five schools in the area have been affected.

Residents went on a rampage earlier this week after illegally erected shacks were demolished.

The Education MEC's spokesperson Jessica Shelver: "We have seen high rates of absenteeism by learners and some educators have also been unable to access their schools. Action of this nature is completely unacceptable. It is having a negative impact on the education of our learners, who are writing exams and assessments at this critical time of year."

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